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Pedestrian Killed in Rapides Parish Crash

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Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 71 north of Lecompte.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 12:42 PM

(Rapides Parish) – Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 71 north of Lecompte on June 16, 2021, shortly after 4:00 a.m. This crash killed 49-year-old Kapatrine Sherman, of Lecompte.

The initial investigation revealed Sherman was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a northbound 2003 Ford Crown Victoria.

Sherman sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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